Saturday, February 22, 2014

Field, Impression, Expansion

While the eye is more attuned to such subtleties as shading and depth, the ear may become more acute with proficient, artful listening.

Yet the argument that there is no more time for such things follows.

Time must be made.

The alternative proposes casting aside heightened awareness and perceptivity, and with these, elevation of the mind and spirit.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Variables and Intensities

A wide range of experience exists between conscious listening and unconscious hearing.

Music, for the most part, is intended to dominate attention.  To the extent that this occurs, perceptual experience is reduced by varying degrees as listening awareness is concentrated on pulse and force.

Consider sound as an art form; rich auditory imagery is the primary element and focus of imaginative listening, and thus is given ascendancy over others.  The role of rhythm, percussion, melodic "hooks" and so forth is reduced or eliminated altogether, as it negates or contributes little to the total effect of atmospheric images in dynamic motion.

The result is not simply a different form of music, but becomes, in fact, a different way of listening.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Convergence III

Conceptually, there is no challenge and little of interest in the production of mere chaos.

Neither is disorder, whether simplistic or extravagant, unique or artistically consequential.

Aesthetic purpose and order contribute to depth of meaning and a desirable total effect in any artistic setting, and statements of absurdity and disarray are both plentiful and pointless.

It is the convergence of such essential elements as emotion and idea, concept and action, vision and renewal, that reflect creativity of a vigor and stamina that speaks to the elevation of both culture and the individual.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sustained Equipoise

Contrast completes experience and establishes fundamental insights.

Thus these compositions developed around observations of naturally occurring atmospheres reflect, by degrees, the asymmetric representation of sounds "in the wild" and the balanced perspective of the composer's aesthetic vision and purpose- that of heightening awareness in ways that carry over into everyday consciousness.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stray Impressions

Regardless of medium, the artist recognizes art as others do not.

Yet regardless of socioeconomic status or education, anyone may recognize work that approaches universality and the sublime.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Thought, Imagery, and The Real

Certainly, the processes of thought may interfere with experience, even contradict perceptions.

But idea must conform to reality; reality will not conform to it, nor will mere narratives that contravene the order of the real sustain themselves. No theory alone will translate noise into music, and the art of sound will be brought into being with aesthetic meaning and beauty, or it will not be.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sound, Emotion, Attitude

Rhythm and melody attract and engage perception and concentration.

Rather, consider sounds that are combined in artistic forms of aural imagery that allow free reign of one's attention.

Unfettered from tempo and repetition, the listener may experience the music as part of the physical setting, one that is accommodating to a desirable state of mind.